Jamie Hurd Obituary

Jamie Renee Hurd
Jamie Hurd
Jamie Renee Hurd

April 16, 1980 - October 22, 2009
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Jamie Hurd, 29, went to be with the Lord on October 22, 2009, due to a lung aneurysm. Services will be held at Valley Evangelical Free Church Located at 4343 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, IA. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 28, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. The Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday October 29, 2009, at 11 a.m.

Jamie was born on April 16, 1980, in Des Moines, IA. She was the daughter of Richard and Linda of West Des Moines. She was the identical twin sister to Kristin, and loving older sister to Richie and Daniel, all of West Des Moines. Jamie attended Des Moines Christian School from K-12, graduating with honors in 1998. In 2004, Jamie graduated from Drake University, receiving her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.

In 2005 Jamie was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After a courageous battle with cancer, she fought back and was officially in remission in 2006. Jamie was a huge music fan, constantly sharing new bands with friends and family. She had an eye for fashion, finding obscure boutiques and always looking "cute" by staying ahead of the fashion curve. She was an excellent guitar player, teaching young, aspiring students how to play. Jamie always preached living a healthy lifestyle, and lived by those words as she worked out very frequently and encouraged others around her to think and live more "green". She recently began her career in the film industry, working on various feature films throughout Iowa.

Jamie was just as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She was a loyal, caring, and fun loving friend and family member. This was evident throughout her life, but perhaps it was best revealed in her final moments in the hospital as a nurse from the University of Wisconsin Hospital explained that "Jamie has made such a huge impact on all of us and we have never even heard her voice".

Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society located at 8033 University Boulevard, Suite A, Des Moines, IA 50325.

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Valley Evangelical Free Church
4343 Fuller Road
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Valley Evangelical Free Church
4343 Fuller Road
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Thursday, October 29, 2009
11:00 AM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Thursday, October 29, 2009
1:00 PM